Topical Ganciclovir in Patients Receiving Penetrating Keratoplasty With Cytomegalovirus Endotheliitis
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Topical Ganciclovir in Patients Receiving Penetrating Keratoplasty With Cytomegalovirus Endotheliitis|
- clinical courses before and after topical ganciclovir in patients with CMV endotheliitis [ Time Frame: participants will be monitored after receiving topical ganciclovir,an expected average of 1 year ]evaluations including aqueous PCR for CMV, endothelium cell density on confocal microscopy,degree of anterior chamber inflammation..
|Study Start Date:||November 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||November 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
In this study, we recruit 7 immunocompetent patients with unexplained graft failures, which mimicked herpetic anterior uveitis and graft rejection initially, were diagnosed as CMV endotheliitis after aqueous tapping for CMV polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Topical ganciclovir was used to control and prevent the reactivation of CMV without systemic application and their clinical courses were presented after this treatment modality.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of topical ganciclovir in patients with cytomegalovirus endotheliitis receiving penetrating keratoplasty at National Taiwan University hospital.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01359995
|National Taiwan University Hospital|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|
|Principal Investigator:||I-Jong Wang, M.D. PhD||National Taiwan University Hospital|